The motivations are different, but the result is the same.
Last week, rounding the corner of the porch, I came face to face with a young deer lying in the grass, not 50 feet away. We stared; neither moved. She was lying at the edge of some trees, not hidden, even though the sun had been up for hours.
Over the past five days, reports of an assault on one woman and an armed robbery of two others have touched off a bit of a panic on social media, which may ultimately do more harm than good.
In early January of 2014, Jessica Austin boarded a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines jet in Washington D.C. and flew to Istanbul, Turkey. She knew no one in Istanbul. She did not have a place to stay, nor did she have a job waiting on her.
Veterans Day is the day set aside to honor the men and women who have served and are serving our county.
PARIS, Kentucky -- The smallish Eiffel Tower snug to the chamber of commerce office isn't exactly what put me in mind of the other, more famous, Paris. It was the giant sycamores lining the narrow lanes of this town that did the trick.
If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops. At least one Bush, patriarch George H.W. Bush, has been singing his heart out with author Jon Meacham, whose biography of the 41st president will soon be released.
It worked like a charm in the last debate. Marco Rubio knew he'd be questioned about his personal finances. When members of the Senate co-mingle campaign and personal funds, face foreclosures on second homes and are forced to liquidate their retirement funds (and pay thousands of dollars in taxes), it gets noticed -- especially if they're running for president.
In 1947, the New Orleans Times-Picayune sent a 25-year-old reporter Louisiana native to Jackson to become the newspaper's one-man Mississippi bureau. He was dispatched with just one instruction: "Go."
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Starkville held their last formal meeting in the old location this week.
Soon after Wednesday night's Republican debate, the phone rang: "Did the fat lady sing?" asked the voice on the other end.
It's a good thing that Dean Colvard, and not Mark Keenum, was the president of Mississippi State University in March 1963.
Twenty or so years ago, 'privatize' became a big word. The trend had started slowly.
Tuesday, voters throughout the state went to the polls to determine local, regional and state races, as well as a proposal to amend the state's constitution.
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